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Company: Gerber Legendary Blades
Current Parent CompanyFiskars Group
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Penalty: $2,600,000
Year: 2014
Date: December 31, 2014
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: product safety violation
Violation Description: The Department of Justice has announced that Gerber Legendary Blades, a division of Fiskars Brands Inc., of Madison, Wisconsin, agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.6 million to settle allegations that it knowingly failed to immediately report to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) a safety hazard associated with Fiskars' Gator Combo Axe. Fiskars also agreed to establish and maintain a compliance program with internal recordkeeping and monitoring systems to keep track of information about product safety hazards.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: Finland
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: housewares and home furnishings
Specific Industry of Current Parent: housewares
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